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‘Predict and provide’ cannot go on but White Paper provokes ‘anti-motorist’ backlash

Newspapers were divided on John Prescott’s 1998 integrated transport White Paper. Rik Thomas reports

By Rik Thomas
The Sun on 21 July 1998
The Sun on 21 July 1998

 

Deputy Prime Minister and transport secretary John Prescott took the opportunity to promote the concept of integrated transport in The News of the World on 19 July 1998, the day before his White Paper was published. “Theres a lot wrong with our transport system,” Prescott acknowledged. “And sorting it out won’t be easy. But tomorrow, I’m making a start… The core of our approach is integrated transport. It means making all forms of transport work better...

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